San Francisco Peninsula Foothills
I've enjoyed exploring the outdoors ever since my first trips as a
kid to the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Sonoma County coast. At a young age,
I discovered that taking photos of those places is like a bringing back
home a little piece of them to share.
A few years ago, I decided to focus more time and energy on my hobby and enrolled in black and white photography classes at the Palo Alto Adult School. I found that I really enjoyed the process of working on my image with my own hands in the darkroom. It can be a long process to get the print just right, but the end result can be very satisfying. I'm also honing my photographic skills through my participation in the Palo Alto Camera Club.
My favorite subjects are nearby landscapes, including the Peninsula foothills, the High Sierra and and the Sonoma County coast. (A self portrait, which won an award in this year's Palo Alto Weekly photo contest, is an exception to the rule.) I currently use a lightweight, medium format film camera. It's small enough to carry anywhere but still has a large enough negative to get the level of detail and smooth tonal variations that I like.
Group Exhibitions / Awards
Palo Weekly photography contest, 2007
Invited Photographer, Nature's Inspirations Juried Exhibition, 2007